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Bee Pollen Through the Microscope

Bee Pollen

This is red clover (Trifolium pretense) pollen in the pollen packets of the sixth row collected near Palleau, France. This is at intermediate focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Eudicots /Rosids ORDER: Fabales FAMILY: Fabaceae SUBFAMILY: Faboideae GENUS: Trifolium SPECIES: pretense

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